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Curriculum - Higher education (M.A.)


There are three semesters in the graduate programs at Messiah College, fall, spring, and summer. The Graduate Program in Higher Education offers its courses in an 8-week online format during the fall and spring semesters.  

During the summer, courses are offered in an 8-week online format as well as a one-week intensive format. The late summer intensive course requires students to be on campus for one full week and thereafter complete any further assignments for the course.

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Higher education as an online program? Absolutely! Our graduates share how it worked for them.

Required Core Courses18 credits
Academic Support Services Concentration 18 credits; 36 total
College Athletics Leadership Concentration18 credits; 36 total
Strategic Leadership Concentration 18 credits, 36 total
Student Affairs Concentration18 credits; 36 total
Higher Education, Individualized Concentration18 credits; 36 total